Is my patient eligible?

To become a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participant, a person must:

  • have a permanent disability that significantly affects their ability to take part in everyday activities
  • be aged less than 65 when they first enter the NDIS
  • be an Australian citizen or hold a permanent visa or a Protected Special Category visa
  • live in a part Australia where the NDIS is available.

Additional information and resources

Practical resources for GPs and other health professionals are available on the NDIS website.